Casino Mine Panel Review
The Casino Mine project is a proposed copper, silver, gold, and molybdenum mine approximately 150 km north-east of Carmacks.
Photo Credit: Casino Mining Company
The Casino Mine project is a proposed copper, silver, gold, and molybdenum mine approximately 150 km north-east of Carmacks. In 2016, the Executive Committee determined that this proposed project requires a review of a panel of the board. To commence a review of a panel of the board, the proponent (Casino Mining Corporation) must submit an Environmental and Socio-economic Effects Statement (its project proposal) to the Executive Committee.
Once an Environmental and Socio-economic Effects Statement is submitted by the Casino Mining Corporation, the Executive Committee will review the statement to ensure that it complies with the guidelines set out by the Executive Committee. Should the Executive Committee be satisfied that the statement conforms with the guidelines, it will:
- Select panel members and designate a chairperson;
- Establish the terms of reference for a review of the Casino Mine project by a panel of the board; and
- Publish notice of the establishment of the panel and its terms of reference.
The panel process includes multiple opportunities for both the public and participants to make written or oral representation. The process for a review by a panel of the board can be found here.
For more information on the panel process please contact YESAB at email@example.com
For more information on the project please see the Casino Mine Project Plain Language Summary (December 2022)
April 23, 2023: To assist the Executive Committee in considering a possible November 1, 2023 extension to the issuance of the final Environmental and Socio-Economic Statement Guidelines, comments are being requested until May 5, 2023. Please see YOR#2023-0052-0070 for further detail.
Casino Panel Review Timeline
Executive Committee Determination
The Executive Committee required the proposed Casino Mine Project (2014-0002) be referred to Panel Review
Support received for Panel review
March 22, 2016: Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada supports the Panel review
Draft Statement Guidelines Published
April 4, 2016: The Executive Committee published Draft Environmental and Socio-economic Effects Statement Guidelines for public comment
Final Guidelines Published
June 20, 2016: The Executive Committee published final Environmental and Socio-economic Effects Statement Guidelines
Casino Statement Submission
October 11, 2022: Casino Mining Corporation nine month notice of statement submission
Temporary Project Created
October 24, 2022: Temporary project (2022-0154) was created on YOR for information sharing
Guideline Revision Required
October 28, 2022: The Executive Committee determines a revision to the 2016 Environmental and Socio-economic Effects Statement Guidelines is required
Draft Revised Guidelines Published
January 3, 2023: The Executive Committee published Draft Revised Environmental and Socio-economic Effects Statement Guidelines for comment
Casio Panel Review Timeline
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At this time, the Panel has yet to be established for the proposed Casino Mine Project. Until the Panel is established, the Executive Committee continues to complete their Panel-specific duties. YESAB’s current Executive Committee members includes:
- Lauren Haney (Chair of The Board)
- Bryony Mcintyre
- Dennis Nicloux
To formally be involved within the hearing process, an application is required. If approved, formal representation at a hearing(s) is possible for individuals or organizations. Attendance at hearings is formal in nature and may require presentation or cross-examination of your views.
The Panel may also hold community meetings, which aim to be less formal in nature and allow for participation by those who seek a less formal setting. Additionally, members of the public can comment on the proposed Casino Mine Project at any of the public comment periods. Follow the Casino Panel Review page (2023-0052) on the YESAB online Registry to receive updates and to provide your comments.
No hearings are currently scheduled for the Panel review of the proposed Casino Mine Project.
In the future, the Panel can convene hearings to formally discuss matters specific to their review. As this stage of the review approaches, the Panel will be engaging on possible opportunities for hearings.